Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Rosary Society:
The Living Rosary

Rosary Society – The Living Rosary
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Living Rosary will be held in the Church on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00pm. This year, in particular, we will be honoring the 100th anniversary of Mary’s visitation at Fatima. All parishioners are welcome to join us in this beautiful, candlelight ceremony. Pray for your own special intentions and bring a family member or friend to share this experience with us.

Stamp Out

The stories of undocumented immigrants being separated from their families has been in the news more frequently lately. Although the immigration crisis is quite complex, there are some small things that you can do. Would you be willing to help those undocumented immigrants who are being detained in our county jails and in the detention center in Elizabeth while their deportation cases are being reviewed? Most are without any means of being in touch with family and friends.

St. Peter’s JustFaith Ministries is working with the FirstFriends Organization ( to collect the following items in the Gathering Space on the last weekend in October:

– New blank two-pocket folders.
– First Class Forever postal stamps (both domestic and global).
– New large (#10) envelopes.
– Monetary donations—cash and checks made out to First Friends NJ NY, which will be used to purchase phone service cards.

Thank you for your generosity.

All Saints Day
Mass Schedule

All Saints Day Mass Schedule
Tuesday, October 31
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
Wednesday, November 1
8:00 and 11:30 AM

St. Martin’s Kitchen
Help Needed

Saturday, November 11: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m.  In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.


Next Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over Wine/Beer/Cheese/dessert… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: Tuesday, Nov. 14
7:30 PM – Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP and let us know you are coming so we can prepare.

2017- Tuesdays:

Nov. 14

Advent Gatherings (Chapel)
Nov. 28
Dec. 5
Dec. 12
Dec. 19

2018 – Tuesdays:
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20

Apr. 10

May 8
June 12


Evening Prayer with
Exposition & Adoration

Evening Prayer with Exposition
and Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

Come join us on October 26 at 7:30 p.m. as we gather to pray Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours in the presence of the exposed Blessed Sacrament. We will have a brief period of silent adoration and meditation followed by benediction.


All Souls Day
Mass of Remembrance

All Souls Day
Mass of Remembrance
November 2, 2017

Our Catholic tradition is rich in its belief that our loved ones who have died are not removed from our care.  By prayer we accompany them and assist them in their final journey to the Kingdom of God. On All Souls Day, we remember all those who have died.

On Thursday, November 2nd, at 7:30pm, a Mass will be celebrated to remember our deceased family and friends. In a candle-lighting ceremony, the names of all the deceased who have had funerals in the parish in the last year will be remembered.  

If you had a family member die in the last year who was not buried from St. Peter’s and you will be present for the Mass, please call the rectory at 201-261-3366 or email the name to Your loved one’s name will be read and someone in your family will receive a candle in remembrance. 

Located near the Baptismal Font you will find The Book of the Names of the Dead which already contains the names of those who have died and were buried from St. Peter’s. We invite you to enter the names of your deceased loved ones who will be prayed for during the month of November, the month of All Souls.

All Souls Day envelopes are in your envelope packets and are also available in the Gathering Space. The names you place on these envelopes will be prayed for at all the Masses on All Souls Day as part of a novena of nine Masses in November that begin on November 2. Please place your envelopes in the basket located in the Gathering Space or bring them to the rectory.

Scouting Project:
Commuter Bags


Olivia Dunleavy has started a Commuter Bag program to help the homeless. The program consists of volunteers to take goody bags on their way to work/travels to pass out to homeless.

There are two ways to help:

  1. Sign up to deliver the bags to the homeless. Commuter Bags will be preassembled and distributed to volunteers on a regular basis as volunteers prefer.
  2. Make donations for the bags, such as travel sized toiletry items, water bottles, small healthy snack, new or gently used socks, small towels/hand cloths or $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards, etc.

There is a collection box in the Saint Peter’s Gathering Space and at the River Edge Public Library. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up to take a bag, please contact Olivia Dunleavy at 03ohdlvmzk@, (201) 265-9455, or text: (201) 983–7861. Thank You!

Celebrate Christmas
in Your Heart

The New Evangelization Ministry will be hosting a LADIES CHRISTMAS TEA, “Celebrate Christmas In Your Heart,” Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. All ladies are invited to prepare your hearts and minds for the Christmas season. And GENTLEMEN there is an opportunity for you to assist.

An information Table will be set up in the Parish Center today after all masses. Ticket sales will be held after all masses on November 4 & 5, 1 table sold per hostess. Tables will seat 8-10, Tables of 8 are $80.00 and Tables of 10 are $100.00 ($10 each person).

For more information, contact Kathy at 201-986-0922.

Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

A statue of Mary is available every week for praying at home.  Pick up the statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.







Quick Links

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Outside St. Peter’s

40 Days for Life

Take a leap of faith and get involved with 40 Days for Life this fall.

40 Days For Life is a community based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through prayer, fasting, and standing in a constant vigil outside the places where abortions are performed.

Join the hundreds of thousands of people in over 715 cities world wide participating in 40 Days for Life this Fall. September 27th to November 5th 2017 and stand in a peaceful, prayer vigil across from an abortion facility.

In Hackensack at The Women’s Choice, 10 Zabriskie St., join pro-lifers from 7AM -7PM , Monday – Sunday (all 7 days)

For more information contact: Margaret at 201- 805-0937, or Mary at 201-723-5356,

Your presence will definitely make a difference and maybe save a baby’s life!

Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.

For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email